Category Archives: Education

Mexico’s Indignados

Like young people the world over, Mexican youth taking to the streets in demand of jobs, education and a new economic order. This past week, thousands of Mexican students staged demonstrations for a better future in the Pacific coast states of Nayarit, Colima and Guerrero. The actions took place in the days surrounding the traditional…
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Security Breakdown Turns into Education Crisis

For three weeks, thousands of students in the old Mexican resort of Acapulco have gone without classes. Their schools remain shut down by an atypical teacher strike that’s ground much of the educational system to a halt. Instead of striking for higher wages, better working conditions and fair treatment by supervisors, the teachers are demanding…
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Embattled Residents Demand a Teacher

Residents of an embattled Ciudad Juarez neighborhood insist that a teacher be sent to a school they constructed. To press their demand, residents of upper Lomas de Poleo continue a protest this week at the local offices of the Chihuahua state education department. Lomas de Poleo parents object to a decision by state education authorities…
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Border History Lives On

Dancing to the soaring cumbia sounds of Frontera Bugalu, a large crowd inaugurated El Paso’s newest gem this month. The fruit of patient planners and grassroots visionaries, Museo Urbano (Urban Museum) is now a reality. Located at 500 South Oregon Street in the heart of El Paso’s historic Segundo Barrio, the volunteer-run museum came about…
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The Mexican Revolution in El Paso

[datebad] The role of the Texas border city of El Paso remains one of the little-known stories of the revolutionary upheaval that erupted in Mexico in 1910. The US city on the Rio Grande was a vital center for many of the plots, intrigues, advances and retreats of different political factions vying for power in…
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Farewell to a Mexican Literary Giant, Renaissance Man

[baddate] In a world of clipped discourse and fleeting images, Carlos Montemayor stood apart from the mainstream. A student of ancient and modern languages, Chihuahua’s native son promoted Mayan, Zapotec, Guarani and other indigenous poetry of the Americas. The 62-year-old scholar wrote acclaimed books, received prestigious literary awards and contributed regularly to publications including the…
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Guestworker History Project Recognized

[datebad from=”http://laprensa-sandiego.org/etc-etc-etc/tid-bits/guestworker-history-project-recognized/“] An inter-institutional collaborative that documents the experiences of Mexican guestworkers known as braceros has received national recognition. The National Council on Public History has announced that it will give this year’s Public History Project Award to the Bracero History Archive, which maintains a website at braceroarchive.org. The archive is the result of joint…
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Mexican Editor Detained, Interrogated

[datebad] As Mexico prepared to mark the twin anniversary of its 1810 War of Independence and 1910 Revolution- events ushered in with cries of freedom and justice- a prominent newsman was detained and interrogated because of an article he wrote. Juan Angulo Osorio, general director and co-founder of the Guerrero daily El Sur, was forcibly…
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Flames or Frost?

[datebad from=”sources”] Parents of school children in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez face a quandary: Should their young ones shiver in classrooms or risk injury and possible death from a cheap, makeshift heater? As winter weather approaches, some parents criticize the lack of heating in 37 portable classrooms set up in the rapidly-growing…
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FNS Special Report: The Battle of Santa Fe

[datebad] On a beautiful fall day before the cold weather set in, Santa Fe high school student David Dean wasn’t goofing off with his buddies. Standing in front of the New Mexico State Capitol building with a picket sign, Dean had words for lawmakers who will gather for an emergency session dedicated to a state…
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